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Renaissance Homesteader and Proclaimed Plant Geek, Sheri Ann Richerson can tell you everything there is to know about organic gardening, being self-sufficient and raising tropical plants from seed in a temperate environment.

Sheri Ann Richerson is a nationally acclaimed best-selling author who has been writing professionally since 1981. Her articles have been published in hundreds of magazines and newspapers internationally. Ms. Richerson attended Ball State University and Huntington University, where she majored in communications and minored in theatrical arts.

Ms. Richerson has contributed to a wide range of anthologies as well. Her writing credits include contributions to “Our Food Heritage, Past, Present, Future, Baking Bread Together, Helps to Keep the Family Together” – 2007; “Llewellyn Herbal Almanac” – 2006, 2005 and 2003; “Llewellyn Magical Almanac” – 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003; “All Things Chocolate” – 2005; “Llewellyn Witches Spell-A-Day” – 2003; “Llewellyn Moon Sign Book” – 2002.

Ms. Richerson’s best-selling books include:

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Year-Round Gardening a #1 best seller.
Scented Gardens: A Collection Of Articles a #4 best-seller.
Houseplants, Cacti And Tropical Plants: A Collection Of Articles By Sheri Ann Richerson a #4 best seller.
Herbs For Rock Gardens & Ground Covers a #5 best seller.
From Seed To Harvest a #5 best seller.
101 English Garden Tips a #8 best seller.
Herbal Hydroponics a #9 best seller.
An Herbal Meal For The One You Love a #13 best seller.
101 Organic Gardening Tips a #18 best seller.
Magical Gardens a #22 best seller.
Medicinal Astrology a #25 best seller
Ghosts Of Key West a #34 best seller.
Fire Magic a #63 best seller.

Her farm, Exotic Gardening Farms, is a certified wildlife habitat. She is a Global Warming Ambassador for the National Wildlife Federation and a Region III Representative for the Plant-A-Row for the Hungry program.

Her diverse range of writing and speaking has included an eclectic mix of articles on current events, herbs, aromatherapy, tropical plants as well as various pieces on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Ms. Richerson has given numerous talks on a wide variety of subjects including chocolate, night blooming plants, seed starting, herbs and global warming. Her specialty topic is Theobroma cacao commonly known as chocolate. Sheri lives in Marion, Indiana. For more information, please visit her writing website at, her gardening and homesteading website at or subscribe to the Experimental Homesteader podcasts on iTunes.

  • Joined: December 2007
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